Turf toe is a sports injury that’s caused by anything that bends the big toe backwards past its normal limits at the ball of the foot. It’s usually a sudden, traumatic accident—tripping, falling, getting tackled, or any other motion that can strain the forefoot. Occasionally the problem is caused by repetitively jamming the big toe, but that is less common. Any athlete can develop this, but it’s most common with those who play on artificial turf surfaces or in flimsy shoes that don’t support the forefoot.
This injury can lead to long term pain in feet and weakness too, so it does need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Don’t wait to seek help for a sprained big toe and miss out on your favorite activities. Let Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona help you take care of your lower limbs. You can request an appointment with us at either of our offices by calling, faxing, or using the web request form. To reach the Chandler office, call (480) 963-9000 or fax (480) 963-0375; to reach the Gilbert location, call (480) 981-1800 or fax (480) 981-0229.